03 April 2012

A new favourite: Borghese Almondine

Hello lacquered lovelies! Happy Tuesday! I hope your week has gotten off to a good start :) Mine... not so much. The last week of classes is always the week from hell so I'm just hoping to make it through alive! I don't set my goals very high, clearly... ;)

Today I've got... okay. So when I first started getting obsessed with polish, I'd see a neutral or a nude and dismiss it. Not today, my brain would yell. There's glitter to be worn and it should be worn anywhere, everywhere, all the time! That's pretty accurate, actually. How else would I have gotten the nickname that led to the name of this blog? Anyway, basically, I didn't see the point in bothering with nudes for ages because I was always more preoccupied with wearing glitter bombs or greens that people told me looked like baby puke or snot. I've gotten some weird comments on my nails, yes. Lately, I've come to appreciate nudes (I keep giggling like a tool every time I write that) a lot more. I've been on a hunt for my perfect... I'm going to say neutral now... for probably three or four months now. Most of the ones I've thought seemed promising look too brown on me, or they have really strong yellow undertones, which is pretty much a guaranteed way to make something look like crap on me.

Enter Borghese Almondine. I can't say how long I've been obsessed with owning this polish. I look for it every single time I'm in a drugstore that sells Borghese. I never saw it. I never saw it when it was out and I've never been lucky enough to find it since. After obsessing about it on Twitter and hearing good things back from people who owned it, I decided to resort to evilbay. Yep. What can I say? I was desperate. I pulled the trigger right away and attempted to wait patiently for the package to arrive.

When it did... love at first sight. It's got a pink flash that you can see in the bottle but I never spotted it on my nails. But really? WHO CARES. It's amazing because black microglitter. Yes. I filed my nails down again to try it out, since I tend to prefer nudes on shorter nails... on long nails it freaks me out a bit haha. This was three coats. You could probably get away with two, but I was having some issues with the brush... it's pretty wide and my nailbeds are stupid narrow.





I want to wear it again! It's so pretty, seriously. It's going to be my go-to palette cleanser and I love the black microglitter... it gives it something special that probably only people like us would notice!

What do you guys think? I may have ordered a few more bottles of it... one for my momma, one for Jen, maybe a back up or two for me... maybe...



Thanks for reading! Have a beautiful day!

23 comments:

  1. I like this NUDE (I'm just imagining a Beavis & Butthead type giggle here!!!) it reminds me of vanilla with the black specks in! & I love your nail length.

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  2. Love it! The black microglitter is gorgeous.

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  3. that is a really interesting nude! I love it!

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  4. Super pretty!! It also looks amazing on you. :D
    Good luck with this week for school!!

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  5. Love this color so much! Usually neutral shades don't appeal so much to me either but this one is really interesting.

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  6. oh wow this is stunning :) it looks very stoney! I love that!! Where do you get the money to order like 5 bottle though haha :) lovely work! <3

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    1. Haha I do work! It was also still cheaper to buy them on eBay than what I would have paid in store!

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    2. Pahaha! I work as well! what job do you have? and I see were abouts on ebay do you get them? x

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    3. Sorry, I didn't mean for it to sound like you don't - I'm terrible at expressing myself today! I work in retail... I hate it most of the time but I'm oddly good at it! I got it from a seller who had it listed for $8.99 USD plus shipping... I think it ended up being just over $11 shipped for me, which is much better than the $13.99 - $15.99 they run for here!

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    4. Haha no no it didn't sound like that at all :D I work in retail as well! At the shop called Next! I really don't like it either haha! I want to do something different in the future, like working in a nursery or helping children :) As well as doing nails on the side :D how long have you been doing nails? :) x

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  7. This is one of my all time favorite nude shades! Glad you were able to get your hands in it :)

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  8. Oh jeez this is stunning! I might actually have to hunt out a bottle!

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  9. I think I used to own this and got rid of it, now im pissed :-P I want it back!

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  10. I keep trying to find it in drugstores as well! It's very pretty on you! I love nudes but this one seems to be a perfect, non-boring option! I now NEED it, thanks. Hahahaha ;)

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  11. wow this is beautiful! i never seen/heard of it before... now i'll be stalking for it too!

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  12. Ooh do you have Misa Grey Matters or Spaced Out? They have the same type of finish as Almondine. =) They have little specks and stuff. =) Also, Essence A Lovely Secret too. =)

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  13. And a new lemming was born for me... great color!

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  14. Girl you look hot naked! Err wait.. in the nude. Well, it looks awesome on you!

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  15. YEP. After viewing your post and careful consideration I've decided that I NEED THIS POLISH TO BE MINE.

    Also, you win 5 internets because of that gif. I lol'd!

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  16. This is so pretty! and pretty unique!

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